A pair of car crashes this weekend have killed two young Michigan residents and left a third clinging to life.

An accident Friday night claimed the life of a 17-year-old Holland Township woman after the vehicle she was driving collided head-on with another vehicle near Olive Township. The young woman had to be extricated from her Honda Accord and was taken to Spectrum Hospital – Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids. She later died from her injuries.

On Saturday evening, a 10-year-old girl and her 4-year-old brother were crossing Cooper Street in Jackson after playing in nearby Loomis Park when they were struck by a pickup truck. Tragically, the young boy was killed. The 10-year-old remains in critical condition at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

It seems like every single day there is another article about a horrible auto accident. As important and ubiquitous as motor vehicles are, it is inevitable that crashes will occur. However, you can do your part to reduce your risk of being involved in an accident by being alert and avoiding distractions.